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    Anonymous donors take care to hide their identity

    Anonymous donors take care to hide their identity
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The gold coins have arrived in much the same manner every year for the past four years: An anonymous donor dropped each one into a Salvation Army kettle somewhere in Fort Myers, Fla. Each coin was tucked inside a small plastic case with a neatly handwritten note that said simply, "In memory of Mimi." Every holiday season, such ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines

    Report: College endowments suffer huge declines
    College and university endowments suffered huge losses in the fiscal year that ended last June, a new report finds, but stronger investment returns in recent months point to a rebound. The global economic crisis shrunk the ranks of billion-dollar endowments from 77 to 54 in a year's time, according to a report Thursday that provides the fullest picture yet of endowment ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar

    Haiti Gov't Gets 1 Cent Of Every US Dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Less than a penny of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Two weeks after President Obama announced an initial $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, U.S. government spending on the disaster has nearly ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Haitian Earthquake Relief Organizations

    Haitian Earthquake Relief Organizations
    A fatal earthquake struck the impoverished capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The exact number of fatalities is unknown but the State Department is estimating that at least 1.8 million people live within the area where the 7.0 Richter scale earthquake was at it's highest intensity. NonProfitPeople.com is compiling a list of relief efforts' details and links for ways to be involved ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Try Volunteering, Grads Advise

    Try Volunteering, Grads Advise
    To the list of things university graduates need nowadays to get ahead, career adviser Jason Connell adds one major, perhaps surprising, attribute: a willingness to work for free. Connell, 24, makes a modest living advising students how to volunteer with non-profit groups, locally and abroad, after graduating, rather than working for pay. Doing so can provide unparalleled personal growth, he said, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires

    Networking at Work is Important for New Hires
    After you’ve successfully completed a job search, shouldn’t networking be the last thing on your mind? Not so, say networking experts. In fact, internal networking, right from the beginning, is key to maintaining the upward trajectory of your career. Here’s how to successfully launch your networking campaign at a new job. Why Network from the Start? “When you start in a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    House passes jobs bill despite doubts

    House passes jobs bill despite doubts
    WASHINGTON – Despite doubts among many lawmakers that it will create many jobs, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year. Some Democrats feel the approximately $35 billion jobs bill ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
    Hollywood's awards season is just beginning, and Kevin Bacon has already won. The 51-year-old actor, nominated for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe awards for his starring turn in the TV movie "Taking Chance," will receive the Joel Siegel Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The award recognizes an entertainer's charitable efforts. Meryl Streep will present the honor to Bacon ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Clinton asks groups to make Haiti self-sufficient

    Clinton asks groups to make Haiti self-sufficient
    Former President Bill Clinton is urging the aid groups serving Haiti's devastated communities to help rebuild the country's government and ultimately put themselves out of business by fostering a self-sufficient nation. Clinton, the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, spoke to representatives of the aid groups Thursday, ahead of a critical U.N. donors conference next week at which Haitian officials are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    White House Announces Open Submissions for Presidential Medal

    White House Announces Open Submissions for Presidential Medal
    The White House announced today that the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal will be open for public nominations. The 40 year old award recognizes Americans who have "performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens." Past winners include Colin Powell, Bob Dole and Rosa Parks, as well as everyday heroes like Oseola McCarty, a washerwoman who left her ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits

    Bank of America Invests $20 Million in U.S. and U.K. to Support Nonprofits
    Bank of America has announced the recipients of its 2009 Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI), which includes nonprofits in 44 U.S. communities and London that will receive investments totaling $20 million. The nonprofit recipients, known as Neighborhood Builders, each receive $200,000 in unrestricted grants, which can be used for operating expenses and to build capacity, a significant need among nonprofits in the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Across US, Outpouring of Grief and Help for Haiti

    Across US, Outpouring of Grief and Help for Haiti
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hans Mardy has dialed the numbers hundreds of times, praying someone - his father, his sister, one of four brothers - will pick up the phone. He waits, passport in pocket, ready to board the next flight to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. He writes frantic text messages. "Are you alive? What happened? Give me a sign of life." No ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities

    Target Launches $1 Million Contest for Charities
    MINNEAPOLIS-Target, which gives $3 million a week to support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism nationwide, today invites the online community and its more than 725,000 fans on Facebook® to participate in Super Love Sender, a two-week-long giving campaign on its Facebook Page (facebook.com/Target). The campaign, which runs from January 31 through February 14, 2010, combines football and love just ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Vast Majority of Americans Say They Have the "Ideal Job"

    According to a new Gallup poll, seven in 10 Americans say they have the ideal job for themselves. Color me astounded. One thing this poll shows is that Americans don't know the definition of "ideal" because this is obviously totally crazy from a literal standpoint. Anyone who says they have the ideal job would have a marginally better job if they ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent

    January unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January's unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent as more people said they had jobs. Still, Friday's unemployment report showed just how deep the job crisis remains. The government now estimates 8.4 million jobs vanished in the Great Recession, and economists ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Billions for Haiti, a criticism for every dollar

    Billions for Haiti, a criticism for every dollar
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The world's bill for the Haitian earthquake is large and growing — now $2.2 billion — and so is the criticism about how the money is being spent. A half-million homeless received tarps and tents; far more are still waiting under soggy bed sheets in camps that reek of human waste. More than 4.3 million people got emergency ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand

    Terry Work is a Tennessee county's helping hand
    LYLES, Tenn. — Christmas will be a struggle this year for Terry Work. The 51-year-old lives off a $670-a-month disability payment. Her husband had to quit his job as a contractor after a stroke three years ago. The couple share their home with two adult children, three grandchildren and another young man who has nowhere else to go. The family has ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    CAPITAL CULTURE: Obama emphasizes volunteerism

    CAPITAL CULTURE: Obama emphasizes volunteerism
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A retired teacher went back to a classroom in need. A barber is giving time to a child whose first years remind him of his own. A college graduate decided to help kids learn instead of helping investors on Wall Street. When President Barack Obama called for Americans to volunteer, all three listened. Loretta Martin, 61, a retired ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Investigate before you donate: Scammers just waiting to take advantage of hurried, end-of-year contributions

    The odds are good that in your e-mail inbox sits a solicitation from some unknown charity reminding you that there's still time to make a tax-deductible donation this year. Or perhaps you want to begin the New Year with a giving heart and an open checkbook. Experts say you shouldn't be so eager to give that you give unwisely. Scam artists ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization

    Michigan Receives $223.9M for Neighborhood Revitalization
    DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government awarded Michigan $223.9 million on Thursday to help tear down blighted buildings and revitalize neighborhoods in a dozen cities including Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the money as part of $2 billion in Recovery Act funding to states, local governments and nonprofit housing developers. Michigan's proposal ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2